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Calls to Replace Trump-Appointed World Bank Chief Grow After Climate Denial

  • Asked on climate change causes, Malpass says ‘not a scientist’
  • US Treasury calls on bank to be ‘global leader’ after comments
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Pressure to oust World Bank President David Malpass is ramping up after he dodged questions on climate change and the impact of burning fossil fuels. 

The controversy kicked off Tuesday when former US Vice President Al Gore labeled him a climate denier and called for a change of leadership. Asked about the criticism during the same event in New York, Malpass, installed three years ago by then-President Donald Trump, avoided questions on the effects of man-made emissions on climate change before saying: “I don’t know. I’m not a scientist.”